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swag

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verb \ˈswag\

Definition of swag

swagged

swagging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  sway, lurch

  3. 2 :  sag, droop

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to adorn with swags

  6. 2 :  to arrange (as drapery) in swags

Examples of swag in a sentence

  1. <the days of endless worrying had taken their toll, and the old woman's face swagged with exhaustion>

Origin and Etymology of swag

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian svagga to sway, rock; akin to Middle Low German swacken to rock


First Known Use: 1530


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swag

noun

Definition of swag

  1. 1 :  sway 1

  2. 2a :  something (as a decoration) hanging in a curve between two points :  festoonb :  a suspended cluster (as of evergreen branches)

  3. 3a :  goods acquired by unlawful means :  lootb :  spoils, profits

  4. 4 :  a depression in the earth

  5. 5 chiefly Australian :  a pack of personal belongings

Examples of swag in a sentence

  1. The robbers divided the swag.

  2. <robbed a bank and hid the swag under the floorboards>

1660

First Known Use of swag

1660


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swag

noun

Definition of swag for English Language Learners

  • : stolen property


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